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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off church "cover" school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

May 2021, Fort Payne: Campfire Talks at DeSoto State Park


Join DeSoto State Park for fun campfire talks in the great outdoors! 

Campfire Talks are a series of educational & entertaining programs located outside in DeSoto State Park. Campfire programs are held many Friday & Saturday evening (May –October) in our large campfire ring inside the improved campground. Talks are for all ages, & open to everyone!



May 7th-Dragonflies & Damselflies

Dragonflies and damselflies are both predatory flying insects that look primitive and ancient because they are: fossil records show prehistoric species that are quite similar to modern species, although considerably larger. Modern dragonflies and damselflies are most prevalent in warmer regions, but some species can be found in almost every part of the world except for the polar regions.  Join lepidopterist and photographer, Vitaly Charny, to learn more about the fascinating life-cycle of Alabama’s dragonflies and damselflies. Stunning photographs to see! More info


May 8th-So Many Bugs!

Insects are the most diverse group of animals there are, about a million described species and it's estimated there may be 6 million or more as yet undescribed, accounting for more than half of all life on earth.  They are dominant on land, abundant in freshwater, but hardly represented in the sea, where the related Crustacea take over. Join lepidopterist and photographer, Vitaly Charny for an interesting introduction to many of the main family orders of these fascinating creatures. Info